What are your goals? Where do you want to be at the end of 2019? Keep your short term and long term goals in sight as you set your plans. WRITE THEM DOWN!
What worked well for you in 2018? This includes the products that were winners, the clients you especially pleased, the marketing channels and messages that worked, the processes which were efficient and effective, and anything else which was a winner, and which propelled your business forward.
What were the disasters? This is the new hire who didn’t make it past probation, the unhappy customer who launched a viral campaign on social media, the product which is gathering dust on fifty pallets in your warehouse, and any other “chalk it up to experience” experiences.
Given # 1 and #2 above, what are you going to do differently in 2019? What are your lessons learned? Are you going to change policies, or launch a new product? Are you determined to build additional partnerships, blog regularly, or look for a different target market?
Given #3, what specifically are you going to do, and what is your deadline? Be realistic. One or two specific tasks with deadlines you meet are far more effective than ten great ideas which you never implement.
Are you committed to the task or tasks you’ve set in #4? Be honest. If you’re indifferent, don’t bother. Set yourself up for success. Identify a project which is small enough to accomplish, which will move your business forward. When you’ve succeeded in it, find your next project.
If you need help, I am excited to help you and hope to see your registration for the 2019 National Gift Basket Professional Convention – Rally – Trade Show in OHIO come to my inbox today! Have a great New Years! Pam